Dentsu India has announced that Sidharth Rao, CEO of dentsuMB Group, will be leaving the business in December 2022. dentsuMB India will then come under the additional charge of Heeru Dingra, CEO, Isobar India group, supported by business leaders Ajit Devraj, Indrajeet Mookerjee and Harsh Shah. The new dentsuMB India leadership team will work with Sidharth through the transition, and in close partnership with Amit Wadhwa, CEO for the entirety of dentsu’s Creative Service Line for India.
Amit Wadhwa, Creative Service Line CEO, dentsu India said, “Sid is not just a colleague - he is, and will remain, a dear friend. He has played an instrumental role in dentsu India’s growth and creative journey, as well as in mentoring our talent, which gives me every confidence and much excitement for the next generation of dentsuMB India’s leaders who are already proving formidable. We truly wish Sid every luck as he returns to his entrepreneurial ambition and passion, for which we are sure he will find great success again.”
Speaking about the development, Sidharth Rao added, “Being acquired by dentsu was by far the most important milestone in Webchutney’s journey. It has been a great, great ride. Dentsu India is making such exciting strides and I am especially happy to see Dentsu Webchutney the strongest it’s ever been. There are absolutely no regrets. I have enjoyed this decade long journey enormously, and great credit goes to the network’s leadership team who I would like to thank dearly for making dentsu feel like home since day one. Many thanks also to Amit who has been a great leader and comrade here in India, facilitating some incredible opportunities. For my journey ahead, I am exploring new ideas in the exciting online space, with details of my plan ready to be announced in the coming months.”